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Discord Overlay for Linux 'Discover Overlay' gets a new release

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While Discord continues to not support Linux with their official overlay, there is at least Discover, which helpfully gives you some options to show chatters on your screen. Useful for those of you with a single-screen who want to see who is chatting, plus good for videos / livestreams for viewers to see it too.

Discover Overlay v0.4.0 has these improvements and fixes:

  • Added rudimentary support for Gamescope and therefore hopefully the Steamdeck.
  • Added Horizontal & icon only voice layout
  • Added additional launch flags (settings "-c" and debug "--debug")
  • Added settings for enabling/disabling the tray icon (Thanks TastyPi)
  • Added a Gentoo section (Thanks NicolaSmanlotto)
  • Added option to highlight background when user is speaking (Thanks janwojcicki)
  • Fixed crash when user changes avatar
  • Fixed issues with not using a compositor
  • Fixed custom emojis crashing Discover (Thanks Joshix-1)
  • Fixed vertical text centering on the voice overlay (Thanks tyzoid)
  • Fixed app icon and status icon to use the same icon name
  • Fix for displaying RTL correctly implemented
  • Warn if server count is too high and only load some guilds
  • + more bug fixes

Check it out on GitHub.

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midget_3111 14 Jan
Thanks for sharing! We're continuing to add more features / big fixes, so if you've got any suggestions please open an issue on GitHub or drop us a comment!
wytrabbit 14 Jan
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So this doesn't interfere with or modify the Discord client in any way? I'm concerned with my account being banned.
pete910 14 Jan
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Shot in the dark , will this work with OBS, The OBS browser pluggin is horrendous for failing due to CEF
midget_3111 14 Jan
Quoting: wytrabbitSo this doesn't interfere with or modify the Discord client in any way? I'm concerned with my account being banned.
Nope! I've been using it and it's predecessor for about 2 years now!
midget_3111 14 Jan
Quoting: pete910Shot in the dark , will this work with OBS, The OBS browser pluggin is horrendous for failing due to CEF
Should do. Give it a try and let us know :D
pete910 14 Jan
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Quoting: wytrabbitSo this doesn't interfere with or modify the Discord client in any way? I'm concerned with my account being banned.

What on earth makes you think that they would ban you or even on what grounds ?
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Quoting: pete910Shot in the dark , will this work with OBS, The OBS browser pluggin is horrendous for failing due to CEF
Should do. Give it a try and let us know :D


That's what I was planning to do tonight
wytrabbit 14 Jan
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Quoting: wytrabbitSo this doesn't interfere with or modify the Discord client in any way? I'm concerned with my account being banned.

What on earth makes you think that they would ban you or even on what grounds ?

It's mentioned at least twice in their ToS.

QuoteYou agree not to (and not to attempt to) (i) use the Service for any use or purpose other than as expressly permitted by these Terms;(ii) copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, attempt to discover any source code, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise exploit the Service or any portion of the Service, except as expressly permitted in these Terms
pete910 14 Jan
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Quoting: wytrabbit
Quoting: pete910
Quoting: wytrabbitSo this doesn't interfere with or modify the Discord client in any way? I'm concerned with my account being banned.

What on earth makes you think that they would ban you or even on what grounds ?

It's mentioned at least twice in their ToS.

QuoteYou agree not to (and not to attempt to) (i) use the Service for any use or purpose other than as expressly permitted by these Terms;(ii) copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast, attempt to discover any source code, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise exploit the Service or any portion of the Service, except as expressly permitted in these Terms



I must be missing something I guess, Does it not use their API?
Is that not what an API is for, Integrating third party programs/Access ?
pete910 14 Jan
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Quoting: pete910Shot in the dark , will this work with OBS, The OBS browser pluggin is horrendous for failing due to CEF
Should do. Give it a try and let us know :D

Well just gave it a quick go, The answers no

It's probably due to that it's not an widow as such like what the config page is.

Edit:

Is there a way to pick a specific channel/room within a server ?


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